Digital badges

Non-formal education: digital badges for acknowledgment of the activities of the development of competences. Digital badges are digital micro-certificates; it is a new digital standard for acknowledgment of the non-formal learning and education achievements.

 

What is a digital badge?

 

Why is it worth to collect digital badges?

Advantage while searching for internship and job Competitions and scholarships ate the University   A file of competences
 Demonstrate your achievements and active participation in the university’s life to your potential employer.  A quick and easy way to collect the proof of your activities at the university in one place.  Seek the confirmation of your competences acquired via non-formal learning.

 

Receive a personal file of competences with your University diploma!

Learn by doing. Gather your experience. Share your achievements. The badges are a visual record of your experience and achievements. Your achievements can be shared on social media and professional networks.

You will be awarded two types of certificates:

Certificate of participation in the programme

A certificate reflects your participation in the activities of a particular project. Your involvement and activeness in various programmes are important.

Certificate of participation according to the types of activities

Certificate of participation according to the types of activities
You can choose particular activities currently relevant to you and receive a certificate with consistent representation of your participation in these activities.

Also, you will be awarded portfolio of competencies:

It is a summary of your activities provided according to 7 types of activities (volunteering; additional and volunteer internship; membership of KTU organisation; additional education (learning) at KTU; research activities; transfer of knowledge and experience; achievements at the Olympiads and competitions and contests). A portfolio reflects your participation in various activities.

 

How do you begin?

  1. Download a mobile app “Badge Wallet” to your telephone.
  2. Register with your KTU email.
  3. Indicate your name and surname using in the settings.
  4. Scan QR codes that you will find while participating in various activities. Or be invited to get a badge in the system.
  5. Perform the tasks proving your participation in the activities and collect digital badges in the app in your telephone!

Edit your account on the website  www.badgecraft.eu.

Download “Badge Wallet” user manuals in the English language here:

 

You can collect digital badges

Volunteering at various events organised by KTU:

You can get a badge by contributing to the implementation of KTU events, like KTU “WANTed” career days, celebration of the new academic year, Christmas party for the employees, etc.

There are three types of badges:

Representation (4 hours; 8 hours; 12 hours)
Coordination (4 hours; 8 hours; 12 hours)
Technical works (4 hours; 8 hours; 12 hours)

Volunteer internship

Receive a digital badge for the completed volunteer internship of at least 1 month, deepening the knowledge in a certain area, acquiring practical skills in the working environment, providing assistance to the employees and strengthening general and professional competences.

Additional internship

Receive a digital badge for the completed additional internship of at least 1 month during the free time (for example, after the lectures or during the summer vacation). During the internship, acquiring practical skills in the working environment, strengthening general and professional competences and providing assistance to the employees.

Participant of the conference, lecture, project, event, seminar, discussion

You can receive a digital badge for participation in various conferences, lectures, projects, events, discussions and seminars. A badge can be cumulative or awarded immediately. A badge is also awarded for participation in cyclic meetings.

Participation in creative workshops

You can receive a digital badge for participation in creative workshops where you develop your competences and deepen your knowledge.

Speaker at the conference

You can receive a digital badge for participation in a conference where you give your presentations.

Author of the article

You can receive a digital badge for the writing of an article and its publishing promoting the name of KTU. Moreover, another badge is awarded is you are a co-author of the paper.

Delivery of creative workshops, lectures, seminars

You can receive a digital badge for the delivery of creative workshops, lectures and seminars to the other students and interested persons.

Consulting the students

You can receive a digital badge for the assistance and consultations provided to the students.

Giving a presentation

You can receive a digital badge for a presentation.

Research activities

You can receive a digital badge for research-related activities.

Participant of the conference, creative workshop, lecture, project, event, seminar

You can receive a digital badge for participation in various conferences, creative workshops, lectures, projects, events and seminars. A badge is also awarded for participation in cyclic activities.

Career planning

You can receive a digital badge for career planning and directing your activities towards the career.

International experience

You can receive a digital badge for the international internship and activities performed abroad. The internationality is promoted by a badge.

Delivery of creative workshops, lectures, seminars

You can receive a digital badge for the delivery of creative workshops, lectures and seminars to the other members of the academic community and interested persons.

Giving a presentation

You can receive a digital badge for a presentation given to the other students and interested persons. Also, for the public presentations promoting the “GIFTed” Academy.

You can receive a digital badge for the involvement in the mentorship programme.

The types of mentorship you can get involved in:

·        Career mentorship;

·        Academic mentorship;

·        Research mentorship.

Being a mentor

You can receive a digital badge for the involvement in the research mentorship and being a mentor to the students.

The badges are awarded to:

·        Peer mentor;

·        Career mentor;

·        Academic mentor;

·        Research mentor;

·        Tutor;

·        “GUIDed” Junior mentor.

Participant of a discussion

You can receive a digital badge for participation in the discussions related to the specifics and development of the “GUIDed”.

A person who gives a presentation

You can receive a digital badge the presentation related to the promotion of the “GUIDed” programme.

Delivery of a seminar

You can receive a digital badge for the delivery of the seminar related to the “GUIDed” programme.

You can receive a digital badge for the contribution to the implementation of the events and activities of KTU SO.

There are three types of badges:

·       Representation (4 hours; 8 hours; 12 hours)

·       Coordination (4 hours; 8 hours; 12 hours)

·       Technical works (4 hours; 8 hours; 12 hours)

Accredited member of KTU SA

You can receive a digital badge if you pass the annual performance evaluation. To pass the evaluation, you have to get at least 75%.

Member of the student organisation/member of FSA

There are 23 active student organisations at the University; they provide students with a possibility to develop diverse competences and acquire various practical skills. The activities of the student organisations are impossible without the participating students. They are like-minded people promoting their organisation, creating its image and conducting its activities. You can receive this badge by being an active member of the organisation!

Coordinator of the Central Student Union

Coordinator of the Central Student Union is a member of the team of the president of the Union representing a respective coordinated area and looks after the academic community with regards to the objectives of his/her area both within and outside the organisation. A coordinator is a leader in the area who brings together and pursues the set objectives in cooperation with the coordinators of the Student Union at the faculties of the respective area and active members of the committee.

Coordinator of the faculty’s Student Union

A coordinator of the faculty’s Student Union is a member of the team of the president of one of  9 Student Unions of the faculties; he/she coordinates one specific area. The coordinator manages the affairs of the faculty’s community in his/her coordinated area, the internal processes of the faculty’s Student Union and actively cooperates with the Central Union.

Chairman of the faculty’s Student Union

Chairman of the faculty’s Student Union in the head of one of  9 Student Unions of the faculties. The chairman of the faculty’s Student Union represents the opinion of the students at the faculty’s council, meetings of the Decanate, actively cooperates with the administration aiming to guarantee the well-being for the students at the faculty. The chairman solves the issues relevant to all the University’s students in cooperation with the chairmen of the Student Unions of the other faculties and the Central Union.

Head of the student organisation

There are 23 active student organisations at the University; they provide students with a possibility to develop diverse competences and acquire various practical skills. Each organisation has its leader who represents an organisation and is responsible for its activities. If you are the head of the student organisation – this badge is for you!

The main coordinator of the event

All 23 student organisations of the University organise various initiatives and events each academic year. If you are more than just an active member of the organisation, not afraid to take responsibility for the large events of the organisation, this badge is for you!

President of the Student Union

The Student Union of Kaunas University of technology consists of 9 Student Unions of the faculties and the Central Union. The people who work there represent KTU Student Union pursue the same objectives and represent the opinion of the University’s students. The president of the Student Union is the head of the entire umbrella organisation who represents the organisation, its members and the students at the University, regional and national levels.

Alumnus of the student organisation

Actively contribute to the activities of KTU SO, share your experience and become an Alumnus following the Alumni Regulations of each KTU SO.

Member of the art society. Golden badge

Quite often the students who join the society in the first year of studies remain its members until their graduation from the Master’s studies. Some of them also perform various organisational activities in the society, perform the duties of the ender or chairman, actively participate in performances. If you are one of them, this badge is for you.

Member of the art society. Silver badge

You did not spend all years of studies at the University’s art society, you had no chance to perform organisational activities, but you attended all rehearsals, lectures, and participated in the performances, etc. It is often important to demonstrate to your employer that you are an active and comprehensive personality, therefore, apply to receive this badge.

Alumni

You have spent many years in the art team of the Univeristy, sharing your experience, actively participating in activities. In this case, this badge is for you.

Laureate

KTU art societies often participate in various competitions, festivals and exhibitions of the artistic field. Naturally, they often win prizes. If you succeeded to achieve that with one of the art societies of our University – inform us, you have a possibility to receive this badge.

Volunteering at the events and activities of KTU sports teams

You can receive a digital badge for the contribution to the events and the implementation of activities.

There are three types of badges:

·       Representation (4 hours; 8 hours; 12 hours)

·       Coordination (4 hours; 8 hours; 12 hours)

·       Technical works (4 hours; 8 hours; 12 hours)

Golden sportsman

Member of KTU sports team (minimum of 3 months of membership; in an individual sport –  minimum of 8 starts; in a team sport – minimum of 12 starts) or winning of the prizes at national and regional competitions.

Bronze sportsman

Member of KTU sports team (minimum of 3 months of membership; in an individual sport –  minimum of 6 starts; in a team sport – minimum of 8 starts)

Platinum sportsman

Member of KTU sports team (minimum of 3 months of membership; in an individual sport –  minimum of 4 starts; in a team sport – minimum of 6 starts)

 

Contacts

Viktorija Navikaitė

Career Planning Consultant

Studentų g. 67-205, Kaunas
phone: +370 (686) 193 41
email wanted@ktu.lt

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